Synopses & Reviews
This full-color gallery showcases a stunning array of creations by a world-renowned origami master. Saadya's museum-quality origami sculptures range from realistic depictions of faces and animals to hypnotic renderings of abstract patterns. In this unique assemblage of origami art, he presents color photographs of an inspiring collection of his models — the faces of a peasant and a prime minister, figures of a charging horse and a reclining camel, designs based on a clamshell pattern and a peacock's tail, and many other intriguing images.Saadya also offers printed and video instructions to guide art students, figure sculptors, and origami hobbyists in creating their own models. His step-by-step instructions and diagrams explain how to reproduce ten of the faces, animals, and curved designs depicted in the photo gallery. In addition, a bonus DVD takes viewers into the artist's studio for demonstrations of folding techniques.
Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Suitable for beginning and experienced folders of all ages.
Discover kusudama, a traditional Japanese paper sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. Kusudama, meaning "medicine ball," originally served as holders for incense or potpourri. Today they're used as decorations or gifts.
This guide presents instructions for over 40 elaborate modular origami figures that range in shape from stars and flowers to kusudamas. Beginning and experienced folders of all ages will appreciate these unusual and eye-catching models.
Dover (2013) original publication.
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This manual features 17 easy-to-master projects involving the Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Includes detailed diagrams and photos of all the completed models.
Whether or not you're familiar with traditional origami models, you're sure to be captivated by the fun and fascination of creating abstract geometric forms. This book by an expert paperfolder offers a clear, concise introduction to the special techniques for making beautiful, complex polyhedra models.
These 17 projects are based on the classic Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Folders at every level of experience, from absolute beginners to old hands, will appreciate the step-by-step diagrams and their detailed views of the models' assembly. Additional helpful features include photos of the complete models, background on the Platonic solids, and references.
Unique book and DVD package features a full-color gallery of origami art plus a guide to creation of sculptural origami. Book includes illustrated directions for re-creating models of faces, curved designs, and animals; DVD offers step-by-step instructions.
About the Author
A world-renowned origami master, Saadya Sternberg studied art and philosophy at Harvard and the University of Chicago and helped launch the Chicago Area Origami Society (CHAOS) in the 1980s. His work has appeared in museums in Israel, where he teaches origami classes.
Table of Contents
Pictures of the Platonic Solids1. Background What is Modular Origami? What is the connection between modular origami and polyhedra? What is a polyhedron? What are the Platonic Solids? Short history of the Platonic Solids and Connections with math, science and art References, Links and Origami Societies2. Making the Models Definitions of Symbols Waterbomb or Triangle Base Triangles Hexagons3. Cubes The Jackson Cube The Sonobe Cube The Tile Cube Lewis Simon-Bennett Arnstein Cube with Windows4. Tetrahedra Simple chain of four equilateral triangles from a square Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon Equilateral triangle edge module5. Octahedra Bob Neale's octahedron 6-piece octahedron skeleton Lewis Simon's original 2-piece Gyroscope module from a square Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon Equilateral triangle edge module6. Dodecahedra Bob Neale-Lewis Simon 108 degree module Lewis Simon's 2-piece Gyroscope module from a triangle Simon Gurkewitz' Dimpled Dodecahedron7. Icosahedra Equilateral triangle module from a hexagon Equilateral triangle edge module